Her full name is Margaret Anne but she is mostly known as Peggy. She was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta where she spent most of her life. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta in Edmonton and Journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, she began her professional career as a reporter working in the newsroom of The Edmonton Journal way back in 1962. She later worked as a television continuity writer, information officer, editor of house magazines, public relations consultant and free-lance author of short stories and articles. In 1989, after graduating from the University of Calgary with a Masters of Communications Studies degree, she established her own communications consulting business.
Writing was Peggy's career focus but art was always her passion. From the time she rode her bike to the old Coste House in Calgary for Saturday morning art sessions until many years later when she soaked up classes in painting drawing, composition, glass metalworking and sculpture a the Alberta College of Art and Design, she has been a continual student of the arts. But it was when she moved to Bragg Creek, a hamlet in the beautiful foothills of the Rockies west of Calgary, that she became a serious artist. Peggy has two daughters, both of whom have lived in Vancouver, B.C. for many years. When they began having her grandchildren, she followed them west and settled in Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast where she now happily resides.